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March 19, 2010 |
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I know art is in the eye of the beholder, but….
All I kept thinking was the first word in the title and not the second.
I don’t think I would call this art, I don’t why. All I know is, I would never hang this on a wall in my house, neither would my woman, I don’t care how fine she is.
I knew it! Mickey IS Jesus!
What the fuck happened to this guy as a kid? Somewhere along the line he was scarred and now has to express himself with animal carcases, gold plating and automatic weapons.
I’m gonna go out on a limb here. *holy crap it’s scary up here* I love how he uses weapons of destruction on the animal heads as a statement against killing, while buying and neccesitating the taxidermy of more animals. Also his blatant attack on fashion and commercialism using tanks, chainsaws and dead animals, yet I’ll bet he’s making a damn good killing *haha, killing* off of his work.
I think his point is one more concerned with being anti-war, anti-brand name and just generally anti-corporate and consumer culture. Specifically, he’s highlighting our religion of consumerism (epitomized with Mickey on the cross) but also the fascination of Americans specifically with death in the form of killing animals and people. I find it actually quite comical and I think it’s got more to say about the world than the vast majority of art I’ve seen. Is all of it good? I don’t think so but as a collection it works. It’s sort of forehead-slapping in its simplicity:
Brands and the trophies of our hunting conquests all in one piece seem to be almost as natural a conclusion to our current attitudes as a D&G AK47. I like bizarre and laughable yet somehow not-so-far fetched. It’s a good way to make a statement.
or, he’s a “Label Whore”.
Sorry. Derivative. The only artist who knows what to do with this approach is Charles Krafft, the guy behind Disasterware. And he was doing it decades ago. Much, much, much more impressive.
You made me laugh but you are so right–it is like Sophie’s Choice picking phtoos! You feel like you are leaving beautiful memories behind, but there is no way you can afford to buy them all.
hahahah branded guns
Gucci Chainsaw = win
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